The Mustangs made a valiant second half run against the Manitoba Bisons on
Saturday night, but it was too late as the Bisons won 84-76.
The Bisons utilized dead-eye shooting from three point range
(6-8) in the first half to gain a 49-29 edge, too much for
the Mustangs to combat.
The bright spot for the Mustangs was the play of guard Adam
Peaker, who collected 24 points and 10 rebounds.
Daron Leonard, James Harrison and Kyle Coatsworth added 13,
11 and 10 points respectively.
The Mustangs beat Guelph in their own home this weekend 42-29. Five different
players reached the end zone for the Mustangs.
Rookie running back Randy McAuley led the attack with 109
yards on the ground. Quarterback Chris Hessel contributed 215
yards on 16 of 20 passes.
This put the Mustangs (5-3) in fourth place going into the
first round of the playoffs. Western will host the Windsor
Lancers (4-4) on Saturday in their OUA quarter-final game.